All creation is a mine, and every man, a miner. The whole earth, and all within it, upon it, and round about it, including himself, in his physical, moral, and intellectual nature, and his susceptibilities, are the infinity various “leads” from which, man, from the first, was to dig out his destiny.
~ Abraham Lincoln Lecture to W.H. Herndon; June 22, 1848. Edited by Meg Distinti, Leadership Lessons of Abraham Lincoln